Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

January 16, 2013

Justice IGA to close

By Leeann Akers - Editor
Journal-Times

Jan. 16, 2013 — Dec. 31, 2012 — A little over four short months after opening the new Justice IGA in Grayson, store owners announced Monday that they will soon be closing.

Store owner Johnny Justice told the Journal-Times that overhead cost was a contributing factor to their decision to close.

“The electric bill is $500 every day,” Justice said. “Wages are $50-60,000 a month. The big box stores, like Walmart and the Dollar stores, are really hurting small businesses.”

Justice said they had been considering closing the store for a couple of weeks. For now, IGA is open during their regular hours and will offer 25 percent off groceries until everything is sold.

Justice said he will not leave the building empty for long, and hopes to have a new business in the location as soon as possible.